los angeles angels Calling Double-A First Baseman nolan chanuel Less than six weeks later the organization took the 21-year-old Florida Atlantic standout with the 11th overall pick in 2023. mlb Draft, according to multiple reports.
Shanuel had made fewer than 100 minor league plate appearances in 21 games prior to his call-up, having spent only 40 days in total in the minor leagues.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Shanuel — one of the biggest league-ready hitters in this year’s draft — was phenomenally productive (.447/.615/.868 with 19 home runs, 71 walks and just had 14 strikeouts. 289 plate appearances at FAU).
Chanuel’s promotion by the Angels was the fastest for any player in decades and the fifth fastest among position players in MLB draft history. per ESPN, Was the last player to debut at the start of their draft season chris saleWhich came out about two months after the 2010 draft.
However, this is not a new step for the organization. Angels call up their 2022 first round pick, shortstop zack netto, after 201 minor league plate appearances. Earlier, he also had the fastest start by a 2021 draft pick in a right-hander. Chase SilsethJoe became a major leaguer in May 2022 after being selected as an 11th-round pick in 2021.
As of Friday, the Angels are currently 60-62 and seven games behind. toronto blue jays for the last American League wild-card spot, and their playoff hopes are waning Shohei Ohtanifree agency of FanGraphs pegs their playoff chances at 0.8%.
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